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March 24, 1969

Management

Costs, Budget Pinch Swedish Air Force

Business Flying

Interest in Air Ambulance Use Increases

Avionics

Faa to Test Modular Landing Aid System

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Management

Costs, Budget Pinch Swedish Air Force

Stockholm—Swedish air force is being squeezed between a rising cost of living and a leveling of air force appropriations, portending new cuts in its fighting strength. The increase in the air force budget from 1967 to 1968 was a meager 1.5%, the lowest in many years, and possibly the lowest since before World War 2.

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Business Flying

Interest in Air Ambulance Use Increases

Los Angeles—Interest in the specialized use of helicopters for emergency medical service has increased several fold within the last year on the part of public agencies, medical officials, commercial ambulance operators and others. Two scientific studies, both funded by the Dept. of Transportation's National Highway Safety Bureau (NHSB), will consider the role of helicopters in surveying emergency medical care.

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Avionics

Faa to Test Modular Landing Aid System

Washington—New instrument landing system, now being tested near Boston by Laboratory for Electronics, Inc., offers many features recently specified for a future ILS replacement by the Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics (RTCA) Special Committee 117 (AW&ST Feb. 10, p. 63).

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Special Apollo Report:

July Manned Lunar Landing Set

Apollo 11 to be launched July 16 for first landing attempt on July 20; Apollo 10 to scout potential areas in May flight

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Air Transport

Stol, Helicopters Vie in Washington Area

Baltimore—Determination may be made this year on which organizations and what type of aircraft will dominate the city-center and airport-to-airport short-haul market in the Washington-Baltimore area. Rapidly developing situation here is pitting a privately owned, STOL-equipped commuter airline against an airline consortium operating helicopters under Civil Aeronautics Board certification.

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Avionics

Comprehensive Traffic Control Report Awaited

Washington—Report on a year-long analysis of future air traffic control requirements and possible solutions, ranging from new airport designs to new avionic systems, is scheduled to be completed in July. It is expected to be the most comprehensive analysis attempted in more than a decade.
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Management

Nixon Anticipates Close Passage of Abm

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Management

Laird Seeks Major Aircraft, Missile Cuts

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Air Transport

L-500 Cargo Loading Device Evaluated

Marietta, Ga.—Lockheed-Georgia Co. has begun tests here on a full-scale cargo loading simulator for its L-500 civil version of the USAF C-5A, which is designed to move a 300,000-lb. payload on or off the cargo transport in 30 min. The simulator is the largest piece of ground hardware to date in what F. A. Cleveland, Lockheed vice president for advanced development, calls a total systems approach to air cargo.

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Space Technology

Space Manufacturing Test Planned

Experimenters to have opportunity to submit materials for processing in zero gravity on Apollo Applications flight

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